Plant Maintenance Mechanic I , American Canyon California - Water and Waste Water Jobs Water and Waste Water Jobs: Job Details

Plant Maintenance Mechanic I

Date Posted
Employer Name
City of American Canyon
Sector Name
Local Government
American Canyon
Career Level
Entry Level


The City of American Canyon (Pop. 20,000) is located in southern Napa County.

The City of American Canyon is committed to public service and serving our community. At all levels of the organization, we embrace customer service, community engagement, professional excellence and collaboration. The City organization is well-respected by the community and enjoys a high level of community engagement. In 2014, the City Council adopted a new vision and strategic plan for the City and the City team is focused on delivering results.

The City is seeking a Plant Maintenance Mechanic I to perform a variety of assignments related to the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair functions on equipment in water treatment plant, water reclamation facility (wastewater treatment plant), and pumping stations.  This work will include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), pumps, chemical feed equipment, valves, and related mechanical/electrical/electronic equipment. The Plant Mechanic I will work with components used for water or wastewater treatment, storage, and distribution.
The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize multiple maintenance projects, create strong working relationships with staff at both plants, will communicate clearly, and will be focused on providing high quality service to the City.

Two years of experience in troubleshooting and repair of pumps, valves, and related electrical equipment including the repair and maintenance of electronic controls.  Two years of full-time college course work or training in a related apprentice program in plant operations, electronics, mechanical, or a closely related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.

Note:  Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a related field (mechanical, electrical, electronic) may substitute for up to 1 year of the required experience depending upon the length of the completed program.

License Requirement:
Open: July 31, 2017
California Water Environment Certifications in Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance, Electrical/Instrumentation, and Mechanical Technologist are desirable.
Possession of a valid Class C Drivers License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The City of American Canyon application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by
August 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. To apply, please visit (City Departments -> Human Resources -> Job Opportunities).
After the City has reviewed the applications and supplemental questions and determined an applicant has met the minimum qualifications for the position, the City will require the applicant submit an additional form related to conviction history.   
Based on a review of qualifications and the supplemental application those applicants determined to be the most qualified will be invited to an oral examination. Candidates successful in the oral examination will then be placed on the eligibility list in rank order. The City will then consider candidates from the eligibility list to participate in the departmental hiring process for final selection. Placement on the eligibility list is not a guarantee of a final hiring interview.
Prior to providing a Conditional Offer of employment the City will conduct a reference check including but not limited to the verification of employment history and education.
After a Conditional Offer of employment is made, applicants will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Additionally all Conditional Offers of employment will be made and contingent upon successful completion of Livescan Fingerprinting. The resulting report of conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of the conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Monthly Salary: $4,651-$5,652
The City provides a generous benefits package which is outlined on the following page.

This publication can be made available in alternative formats for persons with
disabilities by calling (707) 647-5306 (Voice) or 711 for the California Relay
Service or e-mailing the ADA Coordinator, Laci Kolc at Please allow 72 hours for your request to be processed.
The City of American Canyon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits for City Employees
The City contributes a monthly payment equal to 90% of the Kaiser HMO premium rates at each level of coverage (Employee only, Employee plus One Dependent, and Family) for active employees.
Employees covered by another insurance plan may be eligible for $400 per month in lieu of health coverage.
The City contributes 100% of the current “Supplement/Managed Monthly Employee Only Rate for Kaiser Senior Advantage” (currently $300.48) to assist with medical insurance costs for CalPERS covered retirees.
$273.73 “Cafeteria Plan” towards out-of-pocket medical health premium, if any, Life, Group LTD, Dental and Vision Insurance and an Employee Assistance Program.  
Several “family friendly” benefits such as sick leave for dependent care, bereavement, and flexible work schedules.
Paid Leave
Vacation: 12 days = 0-3 years of service 15 days = 4-9 years of service 20 days = 10-15 years of service 25 days after 16 years of service
Sick Leave: 12 days per year.
Holidays: 15 paid holidays per year.

Vacation Same as Cash: Eligible employees may convert a portion of their accumulated vacation to cash based on certain guidelines.

Longevity Pay
After the completion of 10 years = $100 per mo.; after the completion of 15 years = $150 per mo.; after the completion of 20 years = $200 per mo.; after the completion of 25 years = $250 per mo.

Union Representation
The City of American Canyon is an Agency Shop.  Positions subject to agency shop shall as a condition of continued employment, have 30 days from the date of hire to either join the union or pay an equivalent fee to an identified non-profit organization.

Retirement Plan - CalPERS 2% @ 55 formula – CalPERS classic members
Employees are covered by the Public Employees’ Retirement Systems (PERS). Employees’ seven percent contribution is employee paid. This formula has single highest year compensation.

Retirement Plan – CalPERS 2% @ 62 formula – CalPERS new members
Three year average on final compensation
A pensionable income cap of $142,530

The City provides deferred compensation programs in which employees may participate.

Please see the current Memorandum of Understanding with the General Unit Employees and the City of American Canyon for more detailed information related to benefits.

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